This is the museum visit we keep on talking about.
It’s a small place but we learned a whole lot at the Texas City Museum. The admission fee is small ($5 for adults, $2 for kids over 6), there is a fun kids room and an amazing model train display… but I really keep thinking about the port and the 1947 disaster.
Just from watching the movie and touring the main floor, I got a really good appreciation for how big the Port of Texas City is, how much traffic comes through each day and just how dangerous it can be.
Seeing the artifacts, pictures and videos gave me a real respect for the people that work in the Houston area ports each day.
This room as quite big with interactive displays and lots of games to play.
There is also The Galveston County Model Railroad Club Exhibit… which is only open on Saturdays… but we were lucky enough to get a sneak peak because some maintenance was being done.
Well, I can tell you that the one at the Texas City Museum is really really well done. The detail is amazing, the scale of all the buildings is spot on and there is so much to observe in every single square foot of this display. I mean, at first you see the train, and then you see the houses, and then you see the kids actually swinging next to the house and then you notice that super man is flying over the city… and that is just a tiny part of it.
It’s a great train display and I recommend going, pushing the interactive buttons and then looking really close at each part of the display.
Actually, I recommend the entire museum. If you are headed south towards Galveston, check out the Texas City Museum!